Chittagong-Feni-Bakhrabad Gas Transmission Parallel Pipeline Project

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Chittagong-Feni-Bakhrabad Gas Transmission Parallel Pipeline Project is a natural gas pipeline in Bangladesh.[1][2]


The pipeline runs from the Faujdarhat neighbourhood in Chittagong City, through Feni, and to Bakhrabad in the Comilla district of Chittagong, Bangladesh.[3]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL)[2]
  • Owner: Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL)[2]
  • Parent company: Petrobangla[2]
  • Capacity: 800 million cubic feet per day[4]
  • Length: 112 mi / 181 km[2][5]
  • Diameter: 36 inches[2][5]
  • Status: Operating[2][5]
  • Start year: 2020[2]
  • Cost: 247,941 Lac Takka (approximately $0.29 Million)[2]
  • Financing: GoB (174,432.00 lakh Tk), ADB (54,381.86 lakh Tk) & AIIB (19,107.14 lakh Tk), GTCL: 20.00)[2]
  • Associated infrastructure:


The Chittagong-Feni-Bakhrabad gas transmission pipeline is being operated by GTCL, a subsidiary of Petrobangla.[2] The pipeline supplies surplus imported re-gasified liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Fouzdarhat to the national gas grid to meet the overall gas demand of the country after meeting the demand of Chittagong (Chattogram) areas from imported RLNG.[2]

Project delays

Initially, the project's implementation period was scheduled for July 2016 to June 2019, however, due to a delay in acquiring land in the Sitakunda area, the pipeline's construction was delayed.[6][7] In September 2019, GTCL reported that construction was 75% complete and that the new planned commissioning date was December 2020.[2]

The pipeline was finally commissioned on February 29, 2020 and started transporting RLNG to National Grid on March 5, 2020.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. Bangladesh completes first pipeline for regasified LNG, plans 3 more, S&P Platts Global, Aug. 14, 2017.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 "Construction of Chittagong-Feni-Bakhrabad Gas Transmission Parallel Pipeline". GTCL. Retrieved 2021-08-23.
  3. Environmental Monitoring Report: Natural Gas Infrastructure and Efficiency Improvement Project, Asian Development Bank, December 2017.
  4. "Land acquired in Sitakunda for Ctg-Feni-Bakhrabad gas pipeline - Back Page -". The Daily Observer. Retrieved 2021-08-23.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Annual Report 2020" (PDF). Petrobangla.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Annual Report 2017-2018, GTCL, accessed December 2019.
  7. "Land acquired in Sitakunda for Ctg-Feni-Bakhrabad gas pipeline", The Daily Observer, Aug. 20, 2019.

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